Buckwheat, also called black wheat, can be traced as far back as 7000 BC. It is also called the "100-day plant", which refers to the fact that its cultivation period lasts three months, from June to the end of August.
Buckwheat used in wax comes from Brittany
- limits fat buildup in adipose tissue.
- has a lipolytic activity: thus it helps to reduce the volume of adipocytes and thus the thickness of adipose tissue.
Omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids:
- restore the skin barrier
- protect the fragile skin around the eyes.
Buckwheat wax is used in eye creams for its anti-puffiness action (clinical test). It can also be used in body-contouring products.